Welcome back after the half-term break. Spring is on its way and we have lots of activities planned that will get us out and about and see the children discovering their 'green fingers!'
Mrs Harris is the Reception class teacher, working alongside Mrs Moore, Mrs Hillman, Miss Ballantyne, and Miss Bayliss.
The topic for this term is 'Growth and Life Cycles'. We will be learning about what plants and flowers need to grow through planting seeds of our own and looking at the life cycle of a frog and butterfly. There are lots of lovely stories to support us with our learning such as 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.
The children are now into a good routine with regards to reading. It is always lovely to read comments written by parents and carers in reading record books that show how well the children are doing. We cannot reinforce enough the value of reading with your child at home. We have had some lucky winners of the monthly reading raffle and there will be more to come!
This years World Book Day activities are exciting and involve children moving around the school to sample stories from around the world.
'Stay and Play' sessions
It was great to see so many parents and carers attend last terms Winter themed 'Stay and play' session. We also had lots of parents attend the Gardening sessions, at the end of which, the children went home with some lovely bird boxes that they had made.
P.E. sessions take place on Tuesday mornings. Please could you ensure that your child has a full P.E. kit, consisting of a yellow t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsoles. All MUST be clearly named. The kit should remain in school during term time. Earrings must be removed before school on Friday by an adult.
Could you please ensure that your child has a pair of clearly named wellies in school. The children love to explore the school woods and they can be very muddy so wellies must be worn. This protects both their shoes and our carpets!
Extra crafts and baking
In Reception, we try to make learning fun, meaningful and interesting by incorporating extra arts and crafts and baking. If parents would like to help to raise extra funds for such activities, a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would be very much appreciated.
Thank you for your support!